Records of the Joint Working Group of the RCOG and British Gynaecological Cancer Society

Scope and Content

Records of the Joint Working Group of the RCOG and the British Gynaecological Cancer Society, comprising the initial consultation document (1996) and final report (1997).

Administrative / Biographical History

In April 1995 an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) chaired by the Chief Medical Officer published "A Policy Framework for Commissioning Cancer Services". The guiding principle of this report was that all patients wherever they live should receive high quality cancer care to maximise both cure rates and quality of life. Its purpose was to act as a strategic framework to assist in the planning of cancer services in the UK. It recommended that professional bodies develop guidance on the level of expertise and support required to manage different cancers.In response, the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) and the RCOG established a Joint Working Group to provide guidance on the recommendations of the report in relation to gynaecological cancer. A draft report was circulated to Fellows and Members as a Consultation Document, and responses considered before publication of the final report in January 1997.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission is required from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist for access to College records less than twenty years old.

Custodial History

Report was transferred to the College Archives in 2002 by the Clinical Governance and Standards Department.

Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/B14/5 Subspecialty Committee guidelines, Subspecialisation in gynaecological oncology, May 1992

RCOG/E4/234 File on a meeting of the biology of gynaecological cancer study group, October 1994